A Zen Hoofprint – by Bob Rush


This day finds me thoughtful. Hurricanes Harvey and Irma have left their imprint on many lives and of course, it is the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. It is with these images in mind that I need to be even more grateful than ever. Life is just too short to whine. I give myself a little analogy when I get frantic. I could be the one who has to walk miles with two buckets to get water. There is a documentary movie out , “Happy“. Give it a look. It gave me a new perspective on what really makes us happy.

It is so crucial that we try to stay in and appreciate the moment. There cannot be an attitude that “it can’t happen to me or here.” As we have seen in recent history, there is no real safety. We must be vigilant but not stop living our lives. We cannot close our minds and hearts in fear. It begins with something as simple as remembering to breathe. I am approaching my sixty fourth year on this journey and looking for the opportunity to gear down a bit. Not time to retire but more a chance to slow down the pace.

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Do we have a sixth sense, or more senses? by Andreas N. Bjørndal


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Most people regard the five senses as absolute and a possible sixth sense as a kind of uncertain ghost. After having looked into the five senses, let us explore if there are more (see bottom for articles about the five senses). If you think about it, you do get sense information from more than the five senses.

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Choosing Natural Over Unnatural – by Marie Pollnow


When I first think of natural I think of “nature from the earth, in the flow.”  I think of the natural order of things.  How things happen in the country.  How the birds fly, the trees grow, and the animals hunt for food.  If mankind would stop interfering with it the ecosystem would balance itself out.  People should not interfere with God’s creation, in my opinion.

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